23 November 2019

Everyone is raving about this season's League Cup goal fest, but how does the tournament actually work?

This week's League Cup action saw an incredible 60 goals scored bringing even more of a buzz to the current women's football scene.

So, after the opening four rounds, here's a catch-up on how the tournament actually works and who's looking good to progress.

There are four groups and at the end of the group stage the top two teams will progress to the quarter-finals.

Group A 

Babajide has impressed for Liverpool in the competition (PA Images)

1st, Sheffield United; 2nd, Durham; 3rd, Aston Villa; 4th, Liverpool; 5th, Coventry United; 6th, Blackburn Rovers

Liverpool had a huge win at Blackburn Rovers in the last round scoring six without reply.

The final round of the group stage takes place on December 11-12: Liverpool v Durham, Sheffield United v Coventry United, Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers.

Group B 

Jordan Nobbs takes a strike in the League Cup (PA Images)

1st, Arsenal; 2nd, Brighton and Hove Albion; 3rd, Bristol City; 4th, London Bees; 5th, Charlton Athletic; 6th, London City

Arsenal have won five of the eight League Cup titles since the tournament began in 2011.

Next fixtures: Arsenal v London Bees, London City v Brighton and Hove Albion, Charlton v Bristol City.

Group C 

United celebrate thumping 11-1 against Leicester (Twitter: Manchester United Women)

1st, Manchester United; 2nd, Manchester City; 3rd, Birmingham City; 4th, Everton; 5th, Leicester City

Both Manchester teams are three points clear of Birmingham and look set to qualify for the quarters.

Next fixtures: Birmingham City v Manchester United and Leicester City v Everton. Man City have already played their four group games.

Group D 

Beth England scored two goals for Chelsea against Spurs (PA Images)

1st, Chelsea; 2nd, Reading; 3rd, West Ham; 4th, Tottenham Hotspur; 5th, Crystal Palace, 6th, Lewes

Chelsea are the only team in the League Cup to have already secured their quarter-final place with their 5-1 win over Tottenham in the last round.

Next fixtures: Chelsea v Reading, West Ham v Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur v Lewes.

The quarter-finals will take place next year over January 15-16, the semis will be on January 29-30 and the final is on February 29.

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